[Talk-GB] Locating Postboxes article Guardian

John Robert Peterson jrp.crs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 17:49:25 BST 2009

I'm pretty sure I heard from somewhere that the "post code" associated with
the post box is actually a post code assosiated with the collection office,
and that a house next to it can have a totally different post code.


2009/9/17 Chris Hill <osm at raggedred.net>

> Ciarán Mooney wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Also I've spoken to Draco in the past, and his website does not sync
> > with OSM. He has tried to get help with a mass import but the
> > discussion was rat-holed due to supposed problem deriving data from
> > Royal Mails postbox list.
> >
> >
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/legal-talk/2009-July/002560.html
> >
> > I plan on emailing whoever responded to the original FOI request at
> > Royal Mail and see if we can get explicit permission to use the data.
> >
> > Ciarán
> The original list contains a post code which Royal Mail might well be
> touchy about given the WikiLeak of their postcode DB.  The location
> information is far too vague to position a box without a visit and
> sometimes a treasure hunt at which point the reference can usually be
> gathered (if the box hasn't been vandalised) but we can only get the
> post code from the Royal Mail, so good luck.
> Cheers, Chris
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